About

A woman covered in knitted mothsMax Alexander – Knitting Jewellery, Animation, Sculpture

Since 2014 Max has been knitting moths. She has recreated over 50 different species in wool. Each one is hand knitted with Shetland Wool and the designs are as accurate as possible. They are all framed with small name labels in the style of a natural history display. The moths have been exhibited across the UK from London to Shetland. In 2018 she designed a set of 4 moths for Anthropologie which sold out in the USA & the UK.

Max’s other focus is crafty jewellery. She started designing and making jewellery for knitters in May 2009. She loves knitting and the designs sprang out of her desire to wear something wooly even when it was too warm for knitwear. Her range of earrings, necklaces and brooches is stocked in a number of yarn stores in the UK & Europe.

In 2011 she made the knitted knitting octopus. He was featured across many craft blogs. Max also makes large knitted sculptures and knitted stop motion animations (knitimations).

Her knitimations won Best Animation at The National Student Film Festival in 2007 and 2008 as well as Best Music Video in 08.

Max has exhibited knitted sculptures at a number of venues in London including the Affordable Art Fair 2007 where she ran a workshop on knitting blood and eyeballs.

She has a BA in Sculpture from Camberwell College of Arts (2007).

Her work has appeared in a number of magazines & a book
– see more on the Press Page.